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UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to North Korea on Thursday not to conduct another nuclear test and do more for the well-being of its people who face a "dire" humanitarian situation.

China detains 70 in crackdown on self-immolations aimed at Tibet protests

China's government says it has detained 70 people in ethnic Tibetan areas in a crackdown on self-immolations aimed at protesting Communist rule.

United Nations investigating Iran link to Yemen arms seizure

UN sanctions experts are investigating the Yemeni government's claims that Iran supplied rockets and explosives seized from a ship last month, diplomats said Thursday.

Mexican 'nine-year-old mother' vanishes, may be older: Officials

A Mexican girl said to have given birth last month at the age of nine has disappeared with her baby, and authorities now suspect she may be older, a top prosecutor said Thursday.

Barack Obama nominates Tavenner to lead Medicare and Medicaid

President Barack Obama on Thursday renominated one of his top healthcare advisers to lead the federal agency responsible for overseeing Medicare, Medicaid and the implementation of his healthcare reform law.

Federal Aviation Administration approves test flights for Boeing 787

Boeing is getting permission for test flights of its 787 as it tries to fix battery problems that have kept the plane grounded.

Top Mubarak associate leaves prison, Egyptian security official says

An Egyptian security official says one of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak's most trusted men has been released from prison pending further investigation into corruption charges.

Tunisia Islamists say no new government as crisis grows

Tunisia sank deeper into political crisis Thursday, as the ruling Islamist party rejected its own prime minister's decision to replace the government after the assassination of a leftist politician led to a wave of angry protests.

Sri Lankan President to visit Bodh Gaya in Bihar today

Security in Bodh Gaya has been tightened in view of the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksha's visit.The Sri Lankan President is scheduled to reach Bodh Gaya on Friday morning.

John Kerry warns against North Korea nuclear test

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that North Korea's expected nuclear tests only increase the risk of conflict and would do nothing to help the country's stricken people.

CIA nominee urged against Osama bin Laden attack in 1998

The White House's nominee for CIA chief says he does not regret advising against a 1998 strike targeting Osama bin Laden a few months before the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa.

There is no place for violence in Tunisia's democracy: US

Condemning the assassination of Tunisian Opposition leader Chokri Belaid, the United States said that there is no place for violence in the democracy of this North African country.

Poll shadow looms large over India-EU free-trade pact

The window of opportunity for an India-European Union (EU) free-trade pact is closing rapidly. With "elections in India on the horizon", it would make it difficult for the political leadership to take difficult trade-offs on trade.

UP minister stands by 'sexist' remark against woman officer, complaint lodged with NCW

A complaint was lodged with the NCW on Thursday against alleged sexist remarks made by Raja Ram Pandey, Khadi and village industry minister in UP at K Dhanlakshmi and Kamini Ratan Chauhan, present and former district magistrate of Sultanpur respectively.

Govt earmarks Rs 52 lakh crore for infrastructure and construction in 12th Plan

The UPA government has apparently earmarked a trillion dollars or Rs 52 lakh crore for infrastructure and construction in the 12th Plan.

TV channels' creative teams to be sensitised on women depiction

The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has decided to conduct interactive sessions with their creative and programming teams.

Kashmir rights group to file suit against Grand Mufti

A civil society human rights group on Thursday said they would file a case against Kashmir's Grand Mufti for issuing fatwas which project the state in bad light internationally.

Bombay HC refuses stay on order for raising liquor consuming age

Bombay high court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to file a reply to a PIL filed by actor Imran Khan.

Rahul Gandhi arrives in his constituency Amethi for two-day visit

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured people of his constituency that he would do whatever is possible for its development.

Two Garo National Liberation Army militants killed in encounter in Assam

Two hardcore Garo National Liberation Army cadres were killed in an encounter with a joint team of the Army and police in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Thursday, police said.

Karunanidhi downplays reports on Rahul Gandhi not responding to greetings

The DMK patriarch blamed a section of the media for making it an issue when asked about reports that his greeting had not even been responded to by Rahul Gandhi.

100 women kept in open field after undergoing surgery in Bengal's Malda district

Most of the 100 women who underwent ligation procedure at a sterilization camp at a rural health centre in Malda district were abandoned in an open field adjacent to the facility.

Suryanelli gang-rape case rocks Kerala assembly again, House adjourned

The CPM-led LDF opposition forced the adjournment of the Kerala assembly on Thursday over alleged police excess against women MLAs demanding re-investigation of charges against PJ Kurien.

Supreme Court directs Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu immediately

The Supreme Court directed Karnataka on Thursday to release 2.44 TMC of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu for irrigating its standing crops in the delta basin.

US challenges India's solar program restrictions at WTO

The United States on Wednesday filed a challenge with the World Trade Organization over elements of India's national solar program, which it said discriminates against foreign solar products in violation of a core global trade rule.

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